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Sunny Skies over the Mountains

Women's Alpine: Super G

It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. The crowds that packed the stands to watch the women’s super G racing were hardly bundled up at all, having a great time.

Not so much for the skiers. Of the 29 women who started the three super G races, ten did not finish. 

Most seriously injured were two Americans, who were both helicoptered off the slopes, Alana Nichols and Stephani Victor. Late in the day, Alana posted on Facebook: “I am just fine. I was knocked unconscious and had to have stitches in my chin, but feel incredibly blessed to have left the mountain today in the shape I am in.” She added that Stephani was also banged up but ok.

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Day One: Three Medals for Team USA

Up in the mountains at the Rosa Khutor alpine center, three Americans made it to the podium on the first day of alpine skiing. 

In the women’s standing class, Allison Jones won bronze, her first Winter medal since taking a gold in slalom in 2006.  Allison was totally upbeat after the race.  “I came here to have fun,” she said, “and I’ve had a blast.”

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Alana Nichols of the women’s wheelchair basketball team admits she likes going “really fast.” “I love feeling my heart beat,” she says.

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In 2008, Jennifer Krempien of the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team took time to explain the “three things to remember” in wheelchair basketball.

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